Anemia 1 week after pacemaker put in.

I am a healthy woman who had pacemaker put in a week ago.  Had some discomfort and a low grade fever for a few days but very manageable.  Blood tests yesterday show anemia.  Is this common? Should I be concerned? Waiting to see what doctor says but wanted to ask in this forum.



by Tracey_E - 2019-03-07 11:10:24

Unless you had an inordinate amount of bleeding during the surgery, nothing about getting a pacemaker can cause anemia. All a pacer does is make the heart beat faster. What does our doctor say?


by Gingey - 2019-03-07 13:19:22

My doctor put me on iron pills.  She is not overly concerned as my blood tests were normal in December when I had a complete physical and pre op as well.  She wants to see me in a month.  I may have a virus. Who knows?  Wait and see I guess.  But I feel okay which is a good sign.  Thanks for your comment.

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